Mining tycoon Patrice Motsepe reportedly has his sights set on being a major player in the banking sector.
NEC insiders claim that President Jacob Zuma is being consulted on ways to bow out gracefully.
Mantashe stressed that the Reserve Bank must answer for the closure of the family's accounts - despite its insistence that it would not get involved.
The ruling party's secretary general has hit back at the former president, insisting they are still picking up the pieces left behind by his regime.
All eyes are on NPA head Shaun Abrahams who must decide whether or not to reinstate 783 criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma.
ANC secretary general "not having any sleepless nights worrying about the impact of the court judgments concerning Zuma on the election campaign".
Julius Malema has insisted he will not be intimidated by the ANC's effort to implement treason charges against him.
Keen to keep the focus on its election manifesto, the EFF has labelled the ANC's treason charges against Julius Malema 'bizarre'.
Public Investment Corporation head Daniel Matjila has denied that the ANC is trying to get the PIC to sell its Vodacom shares to a BEE consortium.
On Saturday Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa attended the funeral of several ANC members killed in a bus crash after the ANC's Manifesto Launch.